The Idiot is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about Prince Myshkin, a naive, pure-hearted and sickly young man who returns to St. Petersburg. He is caught in a struggle with his friend Rogozhin over a woman they both love, Nastassya Filipovna and also in a struggle to decide between Nastassya and another woman he loves, Aglaya. Myshkin's naiveté lead him to ruin, Aglaya will not marry him and self-destructive Nastassya decides to marry Rogozhin. Rogozhin murders Nastassya and Myshkin goes insane, returning to the sanitarium.

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